It’s been a while since we last covered a smaller tablet, but here we are again, this time with a 7 inch Samsung device, that just got certified by the WiFi Alliance. It’s codenamed Samsung SM-T230NZ and it showed up in the official registry, with Android 8.0 Oreo in tow.
This is a 7 inch Android slate, which is pretty mysterious, since its model number doesn’t seem to point to any series. Samsung has a 7 inch tablet on the market already with the codename Samsung SM-T230, which is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0, that debuted in March 2016. The “NZ” particle is a bit small to signify a totally new device. The predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 also had the same model number, so things are tricky.
It could end up being the same Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0, but one that has received Oreo and has been tested to see if it works. It’s weird to see it certified by the WiFi Alliance and FCC, feeling a bit overkill for an already existing device. The sketches of the unit show a differently designed machine though, compared to the current Galaxy Tab A 7.0. The design features of the newer Sammy tablets are here, including LED flash for the back camera and replaced speaker.
There’s no specs to comment on, but the previous Galaxy Tab A 7.0 had a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a 1.5 GHz quad core CPU and 1.5 GB of RAM, as well as a 2 MP front camera and 5 MP back shooter. The battery life was excellent, rated at 10 hours.